Over the past 25 years, developing coordinated responses to intimate partner violence and sexual violence has improved both perpetrator accountability, and victim safety and self-determination. However, preventing intimate partner violence and sexual violence from occurring is beyond the ability of any one type of organization. Preventing this violence requires a network of individuals, groups and organizations who coordinate and assess their efforts on an ongoing basis.
This volume provides theoretical and practical guidance for the development of state and local prevention systems that hold the potential to eliminate persistent social problems. The development of prevention systems was informed by the data-driven public health model, systems theory and the ecological systems perspective. Strengthening Systems to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence offers guidance on how to gain participation of the right partners in developing a prevention system, and how to focus the work of that system on the critical areas of planning, implementation and capacity building. The guidance, resources and experience shared in this important collection will be invaluable to all those working towards the prevention of intimate partner violence and sexual violence.
This book is based on a special issue of the Journal of Family Social Work.
Table of Contents
1. CDC’s DELTA and EMPOWER Programs: Strengthening Systems for Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Pat Conway, Pamela J. Cox, Theresa Armstead, Sandra Ortega and Patricia G. Cook-Craig 2. The Primary Prevention Work of State Domestic Violence Coalitions Supported by the Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancements and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) Program Theresa L. Armstead, Pamela J. Cox, Daniel M. Finkelstein and Margo L. Rosenbach 3. The Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Theory Model of Community Change: Connecting Individual and Social Change Pamela J. Cox, Karen S. Lang, Stephanie M. Townsend and Rebecca Campbell 4. Using Social Network Theory to Influence the Development of State and Local Primary Prevention Capacity-Building Teams Patricia G. Cook-Craig 5. Building the Capacity of States to Ensure Inclusion of Rural Communities in State and Local Primary Violence Prevention Planning Patricia G. Cook-Craig, Karen G. Lane and Wendi L. Siebold 6. Using Empowerment Evaluation to Facilitate the Development of Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Prevention Programs Pat Conway, Janet Cresswell, Diane Harmon, Charles Pospishil, Kathy Smith, Jennifer Wages and Lisa Weisz 7. Youth Action Strategies in the Primary Prevention of Teen Dating Violence Denise Kervin and Jennifer Obinna 8. Changes in Capacity Among Local Coordinated Community Response Coalitions (CCRs) Supported by the DELTA Program Pamela J. Cox, Daniel M. Finkelstein, Victoria E. Perez and Margo L. Rosenbach 9. Lessons Learned in Strengthening Systems for Primary Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Patricia G. Cook-Craig, Sandra Ortega, Pat Conway, Pamela J. Cox and Theresa Armstead
Pamela J. Cox is a behavioural scientist within the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Sandra Ortega is an Independent Consultant for Ohio’s DELTA and RPE projects. She conducts program evaluation in education, health and human services throughout the State of Ohio, USA.
Patricia Cook-Craig is Associate Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA. Her research interests include evaluation of violence prevention planning processes and intervention strategies.
Pat Conway is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Pathology at the Essentia Institute of Rural Health in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. She is Editor of the Journal of Family Social Work.
Theresa Armstead is a behavioural scientist within the Division of Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.